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September 27, 2008

The peak theory of rock

The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We're All Out of Good Songs

Many rock purists and music snobs (myself included) often lament the quality of most modern pop/rock music. "Music these days is so trite and derivative," they say. "It's just been downhill since the 60's and 70's. Those were the days." [...]

I, however, wasn't content with the casual analysis. So I punched the list into Excel, crunched some numbers, and found an interesting parallel between the decline of rock music quality and, of all things, the decline in US oil discovery and production:

RockVsOil.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at September 27, 2008 09:42 AM

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